Bitter taste: Volatile growing conditions and import competition have caused revenue declines

IBISWorld’s Olive Growing market research report is a comprehensive guide to market size and growth prospects. Our industry reports offer strategic industry analysis of the factors influencing companies, including new product developments, economic, lifestyle and demographic influences, distribution and supply chain factors and pricing issues. Full analysis accompanies our data forecasts to illustrate how the market responds to emerging industry trends.


Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

The Olive Growing industry is highly fragmented. Outside of small hobby farms, the industry ranges from small olive producers without a strong brand that grow fruit for the bulk olive oil market, to large vertically-integrated companies that supply table olives for supermarkets, target export markets and engage in olive oil manufacturing. As a result, the scale of olive production varies significantly among operators. Prior to the past five years, the Olive Growing industry grew rapidly, with many boutique fruit growers planting olive trees to diversify their income. Olive growers have faced difficult trading conditions over the past five years due to drought and intense competition from cheap imports...

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What is the Olive Growing industry?

IBISWorld anticipates that the Olive Growing industry is in the decline phase of its life cycle. The industry is typified by an overall decline in the number of enterprises operating in the industry. This is expected to be due to a number of boutique growers leaving the highly volatile industry over the five years through 2016-17. Additionally, there is no real innovation within the Olive Growing industry beyond the development of more sophisticated pesticides aimed at targeting different pest types. The industry's Industry Value Added (IVA), a measure of the industry's overall contribution to the overall economy, is forecast to decline at an annualised 3.4%, compared with growth in GDP at an annualised 2.6%. Ove...

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Products & Brands

Major products in this industry
Olives for unrefined oil
Olives for refined oil
Table olives
Olives for food processing
Examples of brands in this Industry
Cobram Estate
Red Island

Table of Contents

About this Industry

Industry Definition
Main Activities
Similar Industries
Additional Resources

Industry at a Glance

Industry Performance

Executive Summary
Key External Drivers
Current Performance
Industry Outlook
Industry Life Cycle

Products & Markets

Supply Chain
Products & Services
Major Markets

Globalisation & Trade

Business Locations
Competitive Landscape
Market Share Concentration
Key Success Factors
Cost Structure Benchmarks
Barriers to Entry

Major Companies

Operating Conditions

Capital Intensity

Key Statistics

Industry Data
Annual Change
Key Ratios

Jargon & Glossary

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